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Comalcalco Archaeological Site

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A place that you should visit is Comalcalco Archaeological Site, where the architectural Mayan vestiges highlight for being the only one brick-built. It’s in ​​Chontalpa central area, on Río Seco east bank and only 2 kilometers from Comalcalco town.

Walking around the place will take you to a vast area where Classic period’s most important architectural ensembles are found. Discover the bricks characteristics that, mostly, were “engraved” by Mayan artisans, reproducing on them countless figures.

You can begin in the Gran Acrópolis, that represents the structures continuous building—on the same base, a series of civil and religious buildings are grouped here. The most important are the Palace, the Tumba de los Estucos, Templos IV and VII, as well as the first Mayan cemetery.

Continue in the extreme southeast with the Plaza Norte. You can see here Templo I, the biggest one—it rises about 20 meters above plaza level. You can only see the main facade of Templo II, while Templo III is a three construction stages pyramidal structure.

In the Southeast Plaza, under which a multiple burial was found, is the platform that supports Estructura 6.

The Acropolis is a smaller Gran Acrópolis version. This group is related to the whole Plaza Norte.

Meanwhile, the Cemetery is considered the first of its kind because 116 funeral burials over a thousand years old were found.
A place that you should visit is Comalcalco Archaeological Site, where the architectural Mayan vestiges highlight for being the only one brick-built. It’s in ​​Chontalpa central area, on Río Seco east bank and only 2 kilometers from Comalcalco town.

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Walking around the place will take you to a vast area where Classic period’s most important architectural ensembles are found. Discover the bricks characteristics that, mostly, were “engraved” by Mayan artisans, reproducing on them countless figures.

You can begin in the Gran Acrópolis, that represents the structures continuous building—on the same base, a series of civil and religious buildings are grouped here. The most important are the Palace, the Tumba de los Estucos, Templos IV and VII, as well as the first Mayan cemetery.

Continue in the extreme southeast with the Plaza Norte. You can see here Templo I, the biggest one—it rises about 20 meters above plaza level. You can only see the main facade of Templo II, while Templo III is a three construction stages pyramidal structure.

In the Southeast Plaza, under which a multiple burial was found, is the platform that supports Estructura 6.

The Acropolis is a smaller Gran Acrópolis version. This group is related to the whole Plaza Norte.

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